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English first additional language

Grade 9

“paws and pollen’

Module 14

To respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in a text

Activity 1:

To read for information and respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in the text

[lo 3.1]

  • In today’s world of technology, we have lost the art of listening to and reading stories. Today, stories are visually represented – on television, in films. To follow a story on television requires no effort; we merely follow the picture sequence.
  • “What is wrong with that?” you might ask. One certainly can learn much from these media. But the opportunity of using the imagination is lost! The producers of the stories on television and in film force us to see what they have imagined.
  • You should use your own imagination. It is a part of dreaming, and we all know that without dreams we have no motivation. So here goes:
  • You are going to read, listen, really listen , and imagine (what the characters looked like, the place that they visited…), while your educator reads the following story with you.
  • Your educator will explain any difficult words. Then read through the story twice more, or as many times as may be necessary for you to be quite sure that you understand what it is about.
  • Once you have understood it, read through the questions that follow very carefully. Having read through all the questions, answer them to the best of your ability in the spaces provided.
  • Remember to answer in full sentences , and in your own words as far as possible.
  • When you are asked to quote , you must use quotation marks ( . . . )

Rooted out

“… so now you can water and feed your Coral tree, and when we visit Granny this holiday we shall take a walk and I’ll show you mine!”

After having spent many happy evenings paging through the family album and giggling at the podgy little cherub that was now their elegant mother, waddling along, galvanised watering-can clutched purposefully in her hands, they had looked forward to seeing the blossoms of their mother’s childhood in real life.

But the excitement of the day soon turned to disbelief, anger and then bewilderment.

The long leafy lane provided pleasant relief on their walk that humid afternoon. The house at the end of the road, on the corner stood proud and gabled, just as in the photographs. The original colour had changed and the present garish orange was probably a warning of what was to come.

They followed the worn footpath round the west side, to the far corner of the fence. Instead of a welcome flush of the deep orange-red of the Coral Tree, there was nothing.

Not even a stump remained.

Her beloved Coral Tree - the symbol of her birth, her gift by proxy to the earth- uprooted.

Carelessly; and not even an exotic substitute grew there apologetically.

What remained of the family tradition of planting a tree on the birth of a child, was a broken heart.


a) Explain the degrees of emotion: “disbelief”, to “anger” and then “bewilderment” that the family felt in paragraph 3. (3)

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 9. OpenStax CNX. Sep 14, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11061/1.1
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